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A HOUSE WITHOUT MIRRORS

Mårten Sandén
Moa Schulman

  • Original Title: ETT HUS UTAN SPEGLAR
  • Publication date: March 2012
  • Publisher: RABEN & SJOGREN
  • Country: SE
  • 155 print pages
  • Fantastic/Urban Fantasy

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  • Epoch: Historical
  • Themes: FAMILY, Siblings, Intergenerational, Heritage, Filiation, Mourning, PEOPLE facing life, Death, CHARACTERS, Child

Pitch

Thomasine lives in her great-great-aunt's house. While her father's siblings bicker about how much the house must be worth, her distant aunt is upstairs, dying, and her father has disappeared inside himself, still mourning the death of Thomasine's little brother. But one day, her cousin makes a discovery: a wardrobe, filled with all the mirrors missing from the big house. And through the mirrors, a different world...

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Translation rights sold: UK, Serbia

Mårten Sandén is one of Sweden's bestselling children's writers. First a songwriter, he has written more than 30 books, ranging from picture books to YA novels, series and standalone titles. He won the Rabén&Sjögren’s Astrid Lindgren-prize for his work.

Moa Schulman has one foot in a world of images and another in text; she studied literature and linguistics at Stockholm University, and illustration and graphic design at Konstfack. She designs for print, illustrates for children, and publishes books in her own Dockhaven label.

Summary

A moving ghost story that explores the overcoming of loss, and how to move on.

Thomasine has spent months living in her great-great-aunt's dusty, dark house with her father, and her aunt, uncle and cousins. While her father's siblings bicker about how much the house must be worth, her distant, elderly aunt is upstairs, dying, and her father has disappeared inside himself, still mourning the death of Thomasine's little brother.

But one day, her youngest cousin makes a discovery: a wardrobe, filled with all the mirrors missing from the big house. And through the mirrors, a different world - one in which you can find not what you most wish for, but perhaps what you most need...

A tale of love, grief and growing up, A HOUSE WITHOUT MIRRORS is an unforgettable adventure into families and the power of love.

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  • Author’s biography

    Mårten Sandén is one of Sweden's bestselling children's writers. First a songwriter, he has written more than 30 books, ranging from picture books to YA novels, series and standalone titles. He won the Rabén&Sjögren’s Astrid Lindgren-prize for his work.

    Moa Schulman has one foot in a world of images and another in text; she studied literature and linguistics at Stockholm University, and illustration and graphic design at Konstfack. She designs for print, illustrates for children, and publishes books in her own Dockhaven label.